Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Christmas comes early with Lipton Japan + Miranda Kerr

Christmas comes early with Lipton Japan + Miranda Kerr


Christmas comes early with Lipton Japan + Miranda Kerr

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 09:43 AM PDT

After "charming" Japanese consumers earlier this year, tea maker Lipton [Jp] is working with Australian model Miranda Kerr again for a similarly wicked commercial for the Limone ice lemon tea with a golden Santa theme…

Miranda Kerr Lipton Japanese commercial

Christmas comes early with Lipton Japan + Miranda Kerr from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Infection Risk Posed By Cats

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 09:00 AM PDT

4 September 2012
Last updated at 09:15 GMT








Infection risk posed by cats revealed

By Michelle Roberts
Health editor, BBC News online






Cats harbour the parasite




Protein key to parasite potency




Experts
say more awareness is needed about a disease spread by cats after
figures show an estimated 350,000 people a year in the


[VIDEO] Khir Toyo - Dari Bekas Menteri Besar Dah Jadi Seorang Pendusta Besar

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 10:34 AM PDT

MB: Tiada bukti tunjuk Sultan diundang masa BN

Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim berkata tiada bukti menunjukkan kerajaan negeri pernah mengundang Sultan Selangor ke sambutan ambang Hari Kebangsaan sejak tahun 2003.

Khalid berkata, sejak 2003, Sultan Selangor hanya diundang sekali sahaja diundang pada 2007 - untuk sambutan jubli emas yang diraikan dengan perarakan lintas hormat pada 31 Ogos.

Katanya, kerajaan negeri tidak menemui apa-apa surat yang menunjukkan sultan diundang ke sambutan tersebut, seperti didakwa Bekas menteri besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo.

"Saya tak nampak suratnya lagi. Saya takut dah terbakar," katanya.

Menjawab soalan wartawan, khalid berkata isu meminta maaf kepada Sultan Selangor tidak perlu ditimbulkan.

Dr Khir semalam berkata beliau mengundang sultan secara rasmi dan juga secara lisan untuk ke majlis sambutan ambang kemerdekaan peringkat negeri semasa negeri itu berada bawah pentadbiran BN.

Sementara itu, Khalid menjelaskan, kehadiran Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim pada sambutan Hari Merdeka Selangor hanya sebagai penceramah jemputan dan bukan tetamu utama.

"Tetamu kehormat adalah MB, penceramah jemputan adalah Anwar," katanya.

Isu Sultan Selangor yang tidak dijemput ke sambutan Hari Merdeka mula timbul selepas kumpulan pendesak Melayu PERKASA membuat laporan polis berkenaan perkara itu. -mk

Khir Toyo Kantoi!! Bukti Sultan Selangor Tidak Pernah Hadir Sambutan Ambang Merdeka


Bukti ini diperolehi daripada laman sesawang media rejim Umno, Berita Nasional Malaysia (Bernama) pada 30 Ogos 2007 iaitu tahun terakhir Umno memerintah Selangor yang ketika itu Menteri Besarnya tidak lain tidak bukan adalah Khir Toyo.

Jika Sultan Selangor berangkat hadir ke sambutan Ambang Merdeka, sudah pastilah Bernama akan meletakkan nama baginda mendahului nama Khir Toyo, tetapi langsung tidak ada! Ini membuktikan bahawa Sultan Selangor TIDAK PERNAH MENGHADIRI SAMBUTAN AMBANG MERDEKA PADA 30 OGOS 2007! Jelas di sini ada pihak yang mahu melaga-lagakan hubungan antara Sultan dengan Kerajaan Negeri Selangor! - JALAN PULANG






Buff, Lean and Flexi

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 08:16 AM PDT

The Personal Trainer (PT) who trained me since March has decided to move on and he has resigned from Fitness First One MK to pursue his new career... Air Steward. 

Anyway, I changed to another PT who has even more years of experience. Last Tuesday was the first session. He was asking me what i would like to achieve. I told him... 

  1. Six Packs
  2. Strong legs and bigger lower body (someone comment my upper body was too big to match with my lower body. So sad eh~ )
  3. Have a nice cut on the arms. Those drooling arm. 

Then my new PT commented ... "Buff, Lean and Flexi"  
He told me he wanna to plan to buff me up a bit by further reducing my current 14% fat... Usually a buff and lean person might not have a good flexibility of his body, so he also plan some exercise to strength my joint and make sure i have flexibility on my body and not walking like a ROBOT.

Before our new training chapter begins, he did two assessments on me... 
  • Weight me with the electronic weighing machine that shown the % of fat etc.
  • Planned exercises with total body workout to be the benchmark of the first day.

So, i finished the all the exercises within an hour... And we marked down all the reps vs time. Like total push up within 30 sec. etc. Guess how many push up i did for 30sec? Interesting eh~

Anyway, for the whole day today i was dreaming to have RAIN's body :p


Can i achieve?


The One Who Loves, Cares and Shares

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 08:18 AM PDT

In life, there are friends, acquaintances, enemies and then there are real friends. These are the ones who are sincere, honest and kind one to another. And I count myself lucky to have a friend in Sarah CML who now resides in Adelaide. This evening, I had such a long Skype chat with her over various matters and it was invigorating to connect again.

It was in 1987 when I first met her. Then, she was in the teachers' training college in Sungei Patani but she would faithfully join our activities in church during her vacation. Her daughter Isabel is my god-daughter. We worked together in one musical that I directed - The Word, The Song, The Person and she was one of the soloists.

Sarah is such an extraordinary person that it is no wonder her husband gave up a full scholarship for his Masters degree at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) after graduating from one of the top universities in Japan - to marry her. When I learnt about this, I asked her husband if he ever regretted it. A definite resounding 'No' was the answer. Happily married, they have two boys and one daughter. Sarah and her husband are really godly Christians without being legalistic, fanatical or dogmatic about their faith. They are not the type to stuff the gospel down your throat or to preach the fire and brimstone kind of gospel that can turn people away from God. Nope. They LIVE their faith in such a way that people see the love of God shining in their eyes, from their hearts - effortlessly, because they have a faith that binds, builds and grows.

Sarah and her family at Mount Gambier  (Elisha was probably the photographer)

You know, it is very difficult to find good friends. A friendship that can last for decades needs nurturing, effort, much love and forgiveness. Sarah is one of the two close girlfriends I have and I was happiest when the three of us were together on my 50th birthday.

It is funny how the two of us get along. We never quite hit it off from the beginning but we grew into each other. The special element which really sealed the friendship for life is certainly her sweet and forgiving nature, not forgetting her strong faith and belief in God. Both of us are very honest with each other and speak our hearts when we relate to each other. I am aware there are some think I am gentle and docile but I assure you I am not. The one thing I cannot stand in life would be hypocrites and/or liars and have always stayed clear of such connections once I know trust and honest cannot be part of the foundation of a genuine friendship.

In Sarah, I can always be confident that what she says is what she means and feels in her heart. No masks. In all the twenty-five years I have known her, she has never been rude, sarcastic, mean or nasty to me or anyone. The same with Sek Suan. There are many who feel they have the license to lie or condemn or scold or insult others because they regard themselves as over and above others. And such persona breed destruction. Not Sarah. She exudes love and a calm feeling to those who know her. If something was wrong, she would say, we have to pray for etc etc so that etc etc will not/can etc etc. She never condemned anyone and has never ever been mean to me or anyone else for that matter.

Today, she was trying to convince yours truly to attend church and to serve in the music ministry again. Naturally, such exhortations turned philosophical as I shared my perspective of my faith, beliefs, findings from my readings and meditations. As always, she was attentive, understanding, non-judgemental, unpatronising and really listened to what I had to say regardless of how radical it sounded. In a nutshell, I believe in God etc but believe in their effort to 'control' the congregation, some churches may have just extended their hold on man by being legalistic and dogmatic on what one should do, eat, speak and what-nots. I do not believe that God can be compartmentalised into boxed doctrines or sweet sounding doctrinal proclamations of faith.

So on and on I went about how God is far beyond what our minds can fathom or dream and how God may not be what we imagine Him to be. She just listened to my bizarre beliefs, hypothetical assumptions and how I connected the dots in my endeavor to get to the bottom of religious conspiracies.  Patiently, she listened to me and gave me her full attention. Showing full consideration to me, she even carried her laptop as she walked around her home. I actually had motion sickness at that stage because the image was swaying and in all directions. And when I asked her why she was walking around, she told me it was to accompany Isabel to the toilet!

I was so touched that she did not excuse herself for a few minutes to help Isabel but went through the inconvenience of walking around, listening to me and responding spontaneously. Plainly, I believe she is the other stabilizing factor in my life (the main one being my husband). Sarah always has time for people in need and this evening, I told her that if ever I want to see the love of God in the world, all I have to think of is her life and how love is manifested in what she says, thinks and does. In this plastic world of fakes, hypocrites and liars, befriending Sarah and enjoying a deepening friendship with her beyond the sea is one of life's greatest blessings. When she migrated to Adelaide with her family, my heart broke and I did not see her off at the airport because I knew I would cry my eyes out.

Much to her horror, I shared some of the experiences I had of late and she was shocked when she realized what a recluse I have become. It is sad, I know. After I reinvented myself and ventured into the 'world', a few incidents totally pulled the carpet off my feet and once again, back to my coconut shell I went, my little haven of my home to cocoon myself from the rest of the world. Under such circumstances, blogging has been a therapeutic journey for me to make sense of the senseless world in which we live (my blog tag line) because it allows me the cathartic release of my pent-up emotions. When I am sad, I fill my blog with jokes. When I am in a deep meditative mood (like the past few days), I reflect...like now..

After all the disappointments I have gone through, it is very painful to try to make friends. God is good and of late, the good friends I have made are people whom I have never met before. Some I have spoken to via phone or Skype but some, I have never spoken nor met - only via emails.

Some readers have written such beautiful responses/comments e.g. Walla, Achibong, CLY, Shadower...some hilarious ones e.g. cin2tan, some philosophical ones e.g. Joshua and UP41, some who read and occasionally share comments eg Cat-in-Sydney who has been a blessing in so many ways and others such as YK who shares health information and other moving observations about life. Another blog reader, Mr. Poh, wrote me such a wonderful email sharing about his son's experiences and encouraging Nick..that I was just so stunned at his kindness.

Truly, strangers can be kinder than people we know in real life, even those we may have known for ages. I always wonder how anyone can be cold, calculating, malicious or deliberately deceitful. I am grateful to blog readers who have taken the trouble and the time to reach out to me, to share their thoughts and experiences. You will never know how you have restored my faith in humans.

I told Sarah this evening that if I had the money, I would buy a small island, be self-sufficient and live like a hermit ala Robinson Crusoe...planting my own vegetables and fruit trees, rearing poultry, and enjoy Mother Nature from dawn till dusk. To that, Sarah reminded me that we were born to relate to others, not to be hermits.

In all honesty, I have always been a radical rebel. I may not look like one but from the time I was in primary school, perhaps even kindergarten, I would stand up for my rights even if it meant getting into trouble. When I was in Standard 5, I was not a librarian because my late mom disapproved of it. Along the way, the full-time librarian practised favoritism and discrimination. New and best books were reserved for librarians. As my school ambition was to devour the school library, I was stomping in anger at the injustice of it all.

Despite many complaints, protests and showing an unhappy face many times, the unfairness persisted. Had this happened in this day and age, I reckon there would have been demonstrations to protest the inequalities in such a scenario.

Of course I complained to the teachers but no one took much notice as I was the only one who complained. The librarians were happy in their elite group and the others were ambivalent because they were not avid readers like me.

And so, I turned vigilante. :-(

I did something nasty one day in the library and of course was sent to the Principal's Office. I had skipped a year in school and was in Std 5 then - a ten-year old disgruntled school girl unhappy with the fact that others were shown favour while the rest suffered in silence or were totally indifferent. Oh well, as expected I was sent to the HeadMistress' office and not caned. The thing that changed me was the way the Headmistress responded. Her gentle rebuke taught me that we cannot repay evil with evil and two wrongs do not make another right. Yes, I was repentant and I apologised to the librarian. My parents would have flipped if they had learnt about this episode. After that incident, there was no more preferential treatment for librarians and everyone had access to the books. Even as a ten-year old, I asked myself then if it was worth it? Previously, I said yes but now, older and wiser, I think not!

The heart of the matter is forgiveness - because it is that one thing which sets us free.

I am glad I have a friend in Sarah who constantly reminds me that while it is fine to withdraw from toxic  friends/acquaintances/groups, it is important to forgive them.

And I do.

Because God forgives me and I forgive myself for all the stupid things I did/said etc...

Above all else, may we always be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another as God has forgiven us...

Thank you, Sarah, for the 25 years of friendship, love and experiences we have shared and I *heart* you very much!!! God bless!!!

Here are some inspiring quotes...



Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boose


When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
Catherine Ponder

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbour as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
Eric Hoffer

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde


We read that we ought to forgive our enemies; but we do not read that we ought to forgive our friends.
Sir. Francis Bacon

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don't want the other person to forget that we forgave.
Ivern Ball

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
Robert Muller

True forgiveness is not an action after the fact, it is an attitude with which you enter each moment.
David Ridge

Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


ဒီကေန႔ မိုးသီး … မနက္ဖန္ က်ေနာ္တို႔လား

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 06:43 AM PDT

Source:  ဒီကေန႔ မိုးသီး … မနက္ဖန္ က်ေနာ္တို႔လား

အခုတေလာ ၾကားေနရတဲ့သတင္းေတြ၊ ဖတ္ေနရတဲ့စာေတြေၾကာင့္ အမ်က္ေတြစူးတယ္။ သတင္းသမားပီပီ စာေရးခ်င္၊ ေျပာခ်င္ေပမဲ့ ကိုယ့္စာကအလိုမက်တာ၊ အျမင္မတူတာကိုခ်ေရးၿပီး၊ ဆူးေပါက္ေနမွာမို႔ ဆင္ဆင္ျခင္ျခင္ ေနလိုက္ေသး တယ္။ ကိုယ္႔အေတြ႔အၾကံဳ အေတြးအျမင္ကို ၿမိဳခ်လို႔ရေပမဲ့ အဆိုးဘက္ႏြယ္တဲ့အေတြးအေခၚနဲ႔ စာေတြပိုပိုမ်ားေနတာ
က်ေတာ့ မ်က္ကြယ္ျပဳထားသလို စိတ္ထဲခံစားလာရတယ္။ သတင္းသမားတေယာက္ တာ၀န္မေက်သလို ျဖစ္မွာစိုးလို႔
ကိုယ့္စိတ္ထဲရိွတာ ကြယ္၀ွက္လည္းမေန၊ ဟန္ေဆာင္ၿပီးလဲ ထိန္းမေနခ်င္ေတာ့ဘူး၊ ပြင့္ပြင့္လင္းလင္းပဲ ေရးလိုက္ေတာ့ မယ္။ဒီရက္ပိုင္းသတင္းေတြထဲမွာ ထိတ္ဆံုးကလႈတ္ခတ္တဲ့ သတင္းက ျပည္ပေရာက္ ABSDF ေက်ာင္းသားေခါင္းေဆာင္ ေဟာင္းတခ်ဳိ႕နဲ႔ အေမရိကားက ႏိုင္ငံေရးလႈပ္ရွားသူ ၈၈ ေက်ာင္းသားတခ်ဳိ႕ ျပည္ေတာ္ျပန္ခရီးျဖစ္တယ္။ အမွန္ေတာ့
သူတို႔ မသြားခင္ကတဲက အျပင္မွာ ပူညံပူညံအခ်င္းမ်ားေနတာ။ ျပည္ပေရာက္ေက်ာင္းသားအားလံုးကို ကိုယ္စားျပဳသြား မွာလား?၊ ဘယ္သူ႔ကို ကိုယ္စားျပဳၿပီး၊ ဘယ္သူနဲ႔ေတြ႔၊ ဘာေတြေဆြးေႏြးမွာလဲ? ႏိုင္ငံေရးအက်ဥ္းသားေတြကို ဆက္ဖမ္း ထားသလို၊ ျပည္တြင္း ၈၈ အုပ္စုေတြက ျပည္ပေက်ာင္းသားေတြ ဂုဏ္သိကၡာရိွရိွ ျပန္လာႏိုင္ေရးလုပ္ေနခ်ိန္၊ ဒီလိုခဲြျခား ၿပီး သြားသင့္သလား? ကခ်င္ စစ္မီးဟုန္းဟုန္းေတာက္ေနတဲ့ ဒီလိုကာလသြားသင့္ရဲ့လား?၊ အျပင္မွာ လုပ္စရာကုန္ၿပီ လား? စတဲ့ စတဲ့ ေမးခြန္ေတြကို အင္တာနက္ခ်ပ္တင္ေတြ၊ အြန္လိုင္း Meetingေတြ၊ Debate ေတြနဲ႔ အခ်ိန္အေတာ္ၾကာ လုပ္ခဲ့ၾကတယ္လို႔ သိထားပါတယ္။

က်ေနာ္ ကိုမိုးသီး၊ ကိုထြန္းေအာင္ေက်ာ္၊ ကိုမူးသာတို႔နဲ႔ ေမးျမန္းၾကည့္ရသေလာက္ သူတို႔ဟာ ျပည္ပေရာက္၊ ဘယ္အဖြဲ႔၊ ဘယ္သူ႔ကိုမွ ကိုယ္စားမျပဳဘူး၊ မိမိကိုယ္ကို တာ၀န္ယူမႈ၊ ကိုယ္စားျပဳမႈနဲ႔ပဲ သြားမွာလို႔ ေျပာခဲ့ဖူးပါတယ္။ သူတို႔ ကိုယ့္ဖာ သာကိုယ္တာ၀န္ယူမႈနဲ႔ ျပည္ေတာ္၀င္ခရီးႏွင္တယ္ဆိုေပမဲ့ အားလံုးနီးပါးက ၈၈ေက်ာင္းသားေတြ၊ ၿပီးေတာ့ တခ်ိန္က၊ ေက်ာင္းသားတပ္မေတာ္ကို ဦးေဆာင္ခဲ့သူေတြပါ။

သူတို႔က ျပည္ပအင္အားစုေတြနဲ႔ မဆိုင္ပါဘူးလို႔ဘယ္လိုပဲေျပာေျပာ၊ မဆိုင္လို႔ မရပါဘူး။ သူတို႔သြားတဲ့ခရီးက တျခား ႏိုင္ငံကို ေလာ္ဘီလုပ္ဘို႔သြားတဲ့ ခရီးမဟုတ္သလို၊ ပုဂၢိဳလ္ေရးကိစၥသြားၾကတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး၊ မိသားစု၀င္တေယာက္ ေယာက္ အသဲအသန္ျဖစ္လို႔ အေရးေပၚသြားေတြတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။

၂၄ ႏွစ္ေလာက္ ျပည္ပမွာအေကာင္းအဆိုးေတြနဲ႔ေရာႁပြန္းေနထိုင္ၿပီး၊ ကိုယ့္ႏိုင္ငံ၊ စစ္ကၽြန္ဘ၀က လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရး၊ ဒီမို ကေရစီေရးအတြက္၊(ေအာင္ျမင္တာ၊ မေအာင္ျမင္တာအသာထား) လုပ္ခဲ့ၾကသူေတြ ျဖစ္တယ္။ မိုးထဲေလထဲမွာ ေတာ္လွန္ေရးနဲ႔၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးနဲ႔ အင္မတန္တူတဲ့အလုပ္ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ အင္မတန္မနီးစပ္တဲ့အလုပ္ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္ လုပ္ခဲ့ေကာင္းလုပ္ခဲ့
သူေတြ ျဖစ္တယ္။

မိုးသီး တို႔ ကိုထြန္းေအာင္ေက်ာ္တို႔လိုပဲ ျပည္ပေရာက္ ၈၈ ေတာခိုသူေတြနဲ႔ ေနာက္ပိုင္းေတာခိုလာသူေတြ တိုင္းတပါးနဲ႔ နယ္စပ္ေဒသမွာ အငတ္ငတ္အျပတ္ျပတ္နဲ႔ စစ္အာဏာရွင္ဆန္႔က်င္ေရးအလုပ္ေတြ ေန႔ေန႔ညည ေတြးေတာ၊ ေျပာဆို၊ လုပ္ခဲ့ၾကတာပဲ မဟုတ္လား? တတိယႏိုင္ငံေတြေရာက္ေတာ့လည္း တဘက္က မိသားစုနဲ႔ ၀မ္းစာအတြက္ (အသက္ေတြ ႀကီးၿပီး၊ မလုပ္ခဲ့ဘူးတဲ့အလုပ္ေတြကို) ပင္ပင္ပမ္းပမ္းလုပ္ရင္း အေႂကြးေတြနဲ႔ ရပ္တည္ေနရတယ္။ တဘက္က ကိုယ္ယံု ၾကည္တဲ့ ႏိုင္ငံေရးအေပၚဆက္လုပ္ရင္း (ကိုယ္မလုပ္ေတာင္လုပ္ေနသူေတြကိုအားေပး၊ ေထာက္ပံ့) ေနခဲ့ၾကတယ္။

ဒါဟာ ျဖစ္စဥ္အမွန္၊ တတိယႏိုင္ငံေရာက္ေနသူတိုင္း ခ်မ္းသာသူေတြ မဟုတ္သလို၊ ခ်မ္းသာေနသူတိုင္းကလည္း ျပည္ တြင္းက အေခ်ာင္သမား ေခတ္ပ်က္သူေဌးေတြလို ျဗဳန္းစားႀကီးႀကီးပြားခဲ့ၾကတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ သူတို႔ေခၽြးေတြ၊ ေလ့လာမႈ ေတြ၊ သီးခံစိတ္၊ လံု႔လ၊ ၀ီရိယေတြနဲ႔ အားထုတ္က်ဳိးပမ္းခဲ့ၾကတာပါ။

ငယ္ရြယ္ၿပီး၊ ပညာသင္ႏိုင္တဲ့ ျပည္ပေရာက္ ေတာ္လွန္ေရးေက်ာင္းသားေတြက ဆက္ၿပီးပညာသင္ႏိုင္ေပမဲ့၊ အသက္အ ရြယ္ရလာမွ တတိယႏိုင္ငံေရာက္သူေတြက မႏိုင္၀န္ထမ္း၊ အမ်ားတကာမလုပ္ခ်င္တဲ့၊ ကိုယ္လည္းစိတ္မ၀င္စားတဲ့ အ လုပ္ေတြကိုလုပ္ရင္း မိသားစု၀မ္းစာနဲ႔ သားသမီးေတြစနစ္တက် ႀကီးျပင္းႏိုင္ဘို႔ ေပးဆပ္ေနရတယ္။ ဒါကိုယ္ေတြ႔။ ဒီေန ရာမွာ၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးတက္ႂကြသူေတြ မဟုတ္တဲ့၊ ျပည္ပမွာအေျခစိုက္ေနထိုင္တဲ့ သာမန္ ျမန္မာျပည္ဘြားညီအကိုေတြကို
ဆိုလိုတာမဟုတ္ဘူး။ အဲလို သာမန္ ကိုယ့္ႏိုင္ငံသားျပည္သူေတြေတာင္ စစ္အာဏာရွင္ဆန္႔က်င္ေရးကို တတ္စြမ္းသ ေလာက္ အားေပးကူညီၿပီး ပါ၀င္ေနတာေတြ ရိွပါတယ္။ ဆိုလိုတာက ျပည္ပေရာက္တိုင္းအေခ်ာင္သမားေတြ မဟုတ္ဘူး။

ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔၊ ကိုထြန္းေအာင္ေက်ာ္တို႔ မွားတာမွန္တာ အပထား၊ သူတို႔စြန္႔လႊတ္ခဲ့တာ၊ အနစ္နာခံခဲ့တာ ကိုယ္ႏိုင္ငံအ တြက္ အခ်ိန္ေတြေပး၊ ေလ့လာၾကတာ၊ ေျပာဆိုၾကတာ၊ အာရုံႏွစ္ၿပီး လႈပ္ရွားေနတာကိုေတာ့ အသိအမွတ္ျပဳေပးရမယ္။
အတိတ္က သူတို႔မွားခဲ့တာကို သူတို႔ခံရမွာပဲ။ ဒါမျငင္းလိုဘူး။ သူတို႔မွားလို႔ တစံုလံုးခံခဲ့ရတာေတြလည္း မျငင္းလိုဘူး။ ဒါေပမဲ့၊ လူဆိုတာ အျမဲတန္းမမွားႏိုင္သလို၊ မွန္ေအာင္က်ဳိးစားလုပ္ကိုင္ေနသူေတြကို ကိုယ့္အသိုင္းအ၀ိုင္းကေန ဆဲြခြာ ထုတ္ပယ္တာမ်ဳိး မလုပ္သင့္ဘူး။ အျပစ္ရိွရင္လည္း အမ်ားကပစ္ထားမွာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။

ကိုမိုးသီးကို က်ေနာ္စကားေျပာဖူးတယ္၊ ခင္ပါတယ္၊ ဒီေန႔အထိ လူခ်င္းမဆံုဖူးဘူး။ ကိုမိုးသီး အေတြးအေခၚတိုင္းလဲ က်ေနာ္ မႀကိဳက္ဘူး။ သူ႔အေတြးအေခၚေၾကာင့္ က်ေနာ္တို႔တေတြ ဒုကၡေရာက္ဖူးတယ္။ ဥပမာ သူ ဥကၠ႒ တာ၀န္ယူခဲ့စဥ္ ABSDF ရဲ့ ေဆာင္ပုဒ္တခုျဖစ္တဲ့ "ေတာ္လွန္ေရးသည္ ငါတို႔ေက်ာင္း၊ ငါတို႔တကၠသိုလ္" ဆိုတဲ့ ေႂကြးေၾကာ္သံကို သ ေဘာက်မိလို႔ အရြယ္ေကာင္းစဥ္ လိုအပ္တဲ့အေထာက္အကူျပဳပညာေတြ မသင္ခဲ့ဘဲ၊ လက္နက္ကိုင္နယ္ပယ္နဲ႔၊ Activist လႈပ္ရွားတက္ႂကြသူဘ၀ထဲမွာ တ၀ဲလည္လည္ျဖစ္ၿပီး ဘ၀ေတြမေရမရာျဖစ္သြားၾကတာ မနည္းဘူး။ အိႏိၵယႏိုင္ငံ နယူး ေဒလီမွာ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ႏိုင္ငံေရးလႈပ္ရွားတဲ့ ျမန္မာေက်ာင္းသားေတြအျဖစ္ ရပ္တည္ ေနထိုင္စဥ္က ကိုယ့္ထက္ငယ္ၿပီး ပညာသင္ဘို႔ေကာင္းတဲ့ အသက္၂၀ ေက်ာ္ လူငယ္ေတြကို ပညာသင္ဘို႔တိုက္တြန္းေတာ့ "ေတာ္လွန္ေရးဟာ က်ေနာ္တို႔ တကၠသိုလ္ပဲဗ်" လို႔ ထိထိမိမိဆင္ေျခေပးၿပီး အေတြးေခါင္သြားသူေတြအမွန္ပဲ ရိွခဲ့တယ္။ က်ေနာ္တို႔မွာ မွန္ကန္တဲ့သ ေဘာတရားေတြ တပ္ဆင္ထားတဲ့ပညာတတ္ေကဒါေတြ မေမြးထုတ္ႏိုင္ခဲ့ဘူး။

မွတ္မိတဲ့ေဆာင္ပုဒ္တခုရိွေသးတယ္။ "ဗဟိုေကာ္မတီ၀င္ေတြကို မ်က္လံုးအိမ္သဖြယ္ ကာကြယ္ေစာင္႔ေရွာက္ၾက" ဆိုတဲ့ ေႂကြးေၾကာ္သံေဆာင္ပုဒ္။ က်ေနာ္တို႔အေတာ္ရံြခဲ့တဲ့ ေဆာင္ပုဒ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔နဲ႔ ABSDF က ဘယ္တုန္းကမွ မပတ္ သက္ခဲ့သူေတြ၊ အိႏိၵယအေျခစိုက္ ABSL အဖြဲ႔ကပါ။ အၾကမ္းမဖက္ႏိုင္ငံေရးပဲလုပ္ခဲ့တယ္။ နယ္ေျမေဒသကဲြသလို၊ အိုင္ဒီ ယာလည္း ကြာတယ္။

ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔အေတြးအေခၚမႀကိဳက္ရင္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ သူ႔ေနာက္မလိုက္ဖို႔ဘဲရိွတယ္။ သူ႔ကို ပုဂၢိဳလ္ေရးေတြထိုးႏွက္တိုက္ ခိုက္ၿပီး ဂုဏ္သေရမဲ့ သိကၡာက်ေအာင္ ေစာ္ကားစရာမလိုဘူး။ ဒါလူယဥ္ေက်းအလုပ္ မဟုတ္ဘူး။

ABSDF ေျမာက္ပိုင္းသတ္ျဖတ္မႈကို အေၾကာင္းျပဳၿပီး သူတို႔ျပည္ေတာ္၀င္ခ်ိန္နဲ႔ အခ်ိန္ကိုက္ သတင္းစာရွင္းပဲြေတြ၊ သတင္း ဂ်ာနယ္အင္တာဗ်ဴးေတြ လုပ္တာေတြ႔ရတယ္။ လုပ္သင့္တာလုပ္တာပဲလို႔ ယူဆတယ္။ အမွန္တရားဆိုတာ တခါတခါ သူ႔အလိုလို ေပၚတတ္တာမဟုတ္၊ ပေယာဂေတြနဲ႔ ဖံုးကြယ္ေနတတ္တယ္။ ဒါကို သတိ၊ ၀ီိရိယနဲ႔ အားထုတ္ေဖာ္ထုတ္ ရ တာေတြ ရိွတယ္။ ဒါကိုလက္ခံတယ္။ ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔၊ ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္တို႔ ကိုယ္တိုင္လဲ ဒီကိစၥကိုေရွာင္လဲႊေနတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး၊ ရင္ဆိုင္ေနတာပဲ။

၁၉၉၃ ေလာက္ထင္တယ္၊ ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္ အေနာက္ဘက္ေဒသမွာ ABSDF အလံစိုက္ဘို႔ ေရာက္လာတယ္။က်ေနာ္တို႔က ျမန္မာေက်ာင္းသားမ်ားအဖြဲ႔ နာမည္နဲ႔ နယူးေဒလီမွာ ေျမေပၚႏိုင္ငံေရးလုပ္ၾကတယ္။ အိႏိၵယအစိုးရ၀န္ႀကီးတခ်ဳိ႕နဲ႔၊ အ မတ္ေဟာင္းေတြ၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးပါတီတခ်ဳိ႕နဲ႔ NGO အဖဲြ႔တခ်ဳိ႕၊ သတင္းစာသမားေတြ၊ အမ်ဳိးသမီးအဖဲြ႔အစည္းေတြက အားေပး တယ္၊ က်ေနာ္တို႔လႈပ္ရွားမႈကို ေထာက္ခံကူညီတယ္။ ေျပာခ်င္တာက စစ္ေရးထက္ ႏိုင္ငံေရးကို အိႏိၵယျပည္ေတြက အားေပးေနတဲ့အခ်ိန္။ ျမန္မာအိႏိၵယနယ္စပ္မွာ တိုင္းရင္းသားသူပုန္အဖဲြ႔ေတြ (ခ်င္း၊ ရခိုင္၊ ဇိုမီး) အဖဲြ႔ေတြရိွတယ္။
အိႏိၵယအစိုးရ ေထာက္္လွမ္းေရးတို႔၊ စစ္တပ္တို႔နဲ႔ အဲဒီတိုင္းရင္းသားသူပုန္လက္နက္ကိုင္ေတြ သိပ္ကင္းလို႔မရဘူး၊ တ နည္းေျပာရရင္မလြတ္လပ္ဘူး၊ လက္နက္ကိုင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးဟာ အိႏိၵယမွာမႀကီးထြားႏိုင္ဘူး၊ ေရခံေျမခံမဟုတ္ဘူး။ အဲဒါ ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္လာေတာ့ ရွင္းျပတယ္။ သူက လက္မခံဘူး၊ နယ္စပ္ (ဒုကၡသည္စခန္း၊ မဏိပူ) ကို အေျခခံပူးေပါင္းဘို႔ သူ လာတာ။ ေဒလီႏိုင္ငံေရးအင္အားစုနဲ႔ ပူးေပါင္းႏိုင္တာမႏိုင္တာက သူ႔အတြက္ အေရးမပါဘူး။ သူ႔အဓိကလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္က အေနာက္ဘက္ေဒသ (အိႏိၵယ) မွာ လက္နက္ကိုင္ေက်ာင္းသားတပ္ (ABSDF) ဖြဲ႔ႏိုင္ဘို႔ပဲ။ ထားပါေတာ့ ဒီကိစၥေျပာရရင္ ရွည္တယ္။

ေျပာခ်င္တာက သူလာတံုးက ေျမာက္ပိုင္းကခ်င္မွာ ေထာက္လွမ္းေရးဆိုၿပီး လုပ္ၾကံမႈေတြျဖစ္ၿပီးခါစ ပူပူေႏြးေႏြး။ နယူး ေဒလီက က်ေနာ္တို႔ရုံးမွာပဲ ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္နဲ႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ဒီကိစၥအျငင္းပြားတယ္။ က်ေနာ္တို႔နဲ႔ နယ္စပ္ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းမွာ တဖြဲ႔တည္း အတူေနခဲ့တဲ့ ထိန္လင္း (ပန္းခ်ီထိန္လင္း) ေထာက္လွမ္းေရးစြတ္စဲြခံအုပ္စုထဲပါသြားတာကို သူထြက္ေျပး လြတ္ေျမာက္ၿပီး စစ္အစိုးရသတင္းစာမွာပါလာမွ က်ေနာ္တို႔ သိလိုက္တယ္။ ထိန္လင္းက က်ေနာ္တို႔နဲ႔ဒုကၡသည္စခန္းမွာ ရင္းရင္းႏွီးႏွီးရိွသလို၊ စိတ္တူကိုယ္တူေတြ၊ စခန္းထဲက နံရံကပ္တို႔၊ အနုပညာကိစၥ၊ ေျဖာ္ေျဖေရးကိစၥေတြ တူတူလႈပ္ရွာ ခဲ့ၾကတာ။

သူျပည္ထဲ၀င္သြားၿပီး ေျမာက္ပိုင္းဘက္သြားတယ္လို႔ေနာက္ဆံုးၾကားတယ္၊ အဆက္ကလံုး၀ျပတ္ေနတာ။ ေနာက္ေတာ့ ျဗံဳးကနဲေထာက္လွမ္းေရးအသြင္နဲ႔ သတင္းထြက္ေတာ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔ လံုး၀လက္မခံဘူး။ ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္ကို ခါးခါးသီးသီးျငင္း တယ္။ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းသူလ်ဳိကိစၥဟာ မွားယြင္းလုပ္ၾကံမႈလို႔ ေျပာျပတယ္။ ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္ဘက္ကလည္း ေရလႈိုင္းစစ္ဆင္ေရး တို႔၊ စစ္ေဆးေဖာ္ထုတ္ခ်က္တို႔ ဘာတို႔နဲ႔အေသအခ်ာ ရွင္းျပပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲ့ က်ေနာ္တို႔က လက္မခံဘူး။ ေနာက္ဆံုး ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္က "ဒီကိစၥသမိုင္းကေပးတဲ့အျပစ္ဒါဏ္ကို က်ေနာ္ခံပ့ါမယ္" လို႔ ကတိေပးၿပီး အျငင္းအခုန္ အဆံုးသပ္သြား တယ္။

ေနာက္ပိုင္းေတာ့လည္း က်ေနာ္တို႔တေတြ ရင္းရင္းႏွီးႏွီးအလုပ္တဲြလုပ္ၾကတယ္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံလံုးဆိုင္ရာ ေက်ာင္းသားလူ ငယ္မ်ားကြန္ဂရက္ SYCB ကိုေတာင္ တိုင္းရင္းသားေတြနဲ႔လက္တဲြၿပီး နယူးေဒလီမွာဘဲ (၁၉၉၆) က လူငယ္တပ္ေပါင္းစု တရပ္အေနနဲ႔ ဖြဲ႔ခဲ့ၾကတယ္။ ေျမာက္ပိုင္းကိစၥ မေမ႔ေပမဲ့ ဘံုရန္သူကိစၥ အရင္ရွင္းၾကတယ္။

တခ်ိန္က က်ေနာ္တို႔ရဲ့ဘံုရန္သူရဲ့အေမြကို ဒီေန႔ၾကံ႕ဖြတ္အစိုးရက အေမြဆက္ခံထားတာပါ။ န၀တ၊ နအဖစစ္အစိုးရ ေခတ္ေရာ၊ ဒီေန႔ၾကံ႕ဖြတ္အစိုးရကေရာ၊ က်ဴးလြန္လာခဲ့တဲ့ လူသတ္မႈ၊ မုဒိန္းမႈ၊ ျခစားမႈ၊ ျပည္သူ႔ဘ႑ာအလဲြသံုးစားမႈ၊
လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးခ်ဳိးေဖာက္မႈ၊ ဒီပဲရင္းလုပ္ၾကံမႈ၊ စစ္ရာဇ၀တ္မႈ၊ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္သစၥာေဖာက္မႈ၊ နာဂစ္မုန္တိုင္းမႈ၊ …ဘာအမႈ၊ ညာအမႈ နံပါတ္စဥ္တပ္လို႔ မကုန္ႏိုင္ေအာင္ အမႈေပါင္းေျမာက္ျမားစြာ က်ဴးလြန္ခဲ့ၾကတာလည္း မေမ့သင့္ဘူး။

အခုဟာ ဆန္ရင္းနာနာဖြတ္ ဆိုသလို၊ ႏိုင္ရာဖိေထာင္းေနတာက တဘက္သတ္ပဲြႀကီးလို ျဖစ္ေနတယ္။
ေဖ့စ္ဘြတ္စာမ်က္ႏွာေတြက အေတာ္ရုပ္ပ်က္တယ္။ ႐ိုင္းစိုင္းတယ္။

အဆိုးဆံုးက ျပည္တြင္းမီဒီယာတခု (သတင္းေရာင္းစားတဲ့ မီဒီယာ) က အယ္ဒီတာအမ်ဳိးသမီးတေယာက္က မိုးသီးဇြန္ တို႔အဖြဲ႔ ျမန္မာျပည္ခရီးဆိုၿပီးေရးတာကိုဖတ္ရတယ္။မိုးသီးဇြန္အဖြဲ႔ ျပည္ေတာ္၀င္တာကို စိတ္အခံမေကာင္းစိတ္နဲ႔ ရိတိတိ ေစာ္ကားေရးထားတယ္။ ညီညြတ္ေရးအျမင္နဲ႔ မၾကည့္ဘူး။ ႏိုင္ငံသားမဟုတ္ေတာ့တာကို အျပစ္လိုေျပာတယ္၊ (နအဖ ေလသံ) ေအာက္က ကြန္မင့္ေတြက ပို႐ိုင္းတယ္။ ဦးသိန္းစိန္ရဲ့ ၾကံ့ဖြတ္အစိုးရအဖဲြ႔ေတြေလာက္ေတာင္ စာနာစရာမ ေကာင္ တဲ့ဟန္၊ ျပည္ပေရာက္ေတြက အသံုးမက်သူေတြလိုျမင္ေအာင္ေရးၾကတယ္။ ထားပါေတာ့

စစ္ကၽြန္ေတြ၊ ၾကံ့ဖြတ္လူေတြက ဒီလို၀င္ေႏွာက္တာလည္း ျဖစ္ႏိုင္တာ မို႔ကြန္မင့္ေတြအေၾကာင္း သိပ္မေျပာလိုဘူး။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ဒီလိုကာလ (အသြင္ကူးေနတဲ့ စပ္ကူးမတ္ကူးကာလ) ထားေစခ်င္တဲ့ စိတ္ဓာတ္ေလးေတာ့ လက္တို႔ေျပာျပခ်င္ တယ္။ ဒီအခ်ိန္မွာ ျပည္သူေတြညီညြတ္ေရး အသဲအသန္လိုေနတဲ့ ကာလပါ။ ေဆာင္းပါးပဲေရးေရး၊ သတင္းေရးေရး၊ အျပဳသေဘာနဲ႔ စိတ္ရင္းမွန္မွန္ထား ေရးေစလိုတယ္။ အခုဟာ သမိုင္းမသိ၊ ဘာမသိသလိုပဲ၊ အဆိုးျမင္ မ်က္မွန္စိမ္း တပ္ၿပီးေရးေနေတာ့ ဖတ္ရတာစာက ေကာင္းမလာဘူး။

တကယ္ေတာ့ ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔အဖြဲ႔က ရန္သူ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ ႏွိမ့္ခ်ေရးစရာမလိုတဲ့ လူေတြပါ။ သူတို႔ ႏိုင္ငံျခားသားခံထားတာ လည္း အေျခအေနအရပါ။ အခ်ိန္မေရြး ကိုယ့္ႏိုင္ငံသားျဖစ္မဲ့သူေတြပါ။ သူတို႔ အေမရိကန္ႏိုင္ငံသားေပမဲ့ ျမန္မာျပည္ သူေတြကို သစၥာမဲ့ေနတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ျမန္မာျပည္ထဲမွာ အေကာင္းဆံုးတခုခုေပးခ်င္တဲ့ ေစတနာနဲ႔လာသူေတြလို႔ အျပဳ သေဘာနဲ႔ ျမင္သင့္တယ္။

ေသခ်ာတာက သူတို႔ဟာ NGO ေတြ၊ ပေရာဂ်က္ေတြ၊ ပ႐ိုပိုဆယ္ေတြနဲ႔ လံုးေထြးၿပီး ကိုယ္က်ဳိးတ၀က္၊ ကိုယ့္အလုပ္တ ၀က္နဲ႔ ဗမာျပည္ထဲ၀င္အလုပ္လုပ္ေနတဲ့ အရပ္ဘက္လူ႔အဖြဲ႔အစည္းေယာင္ေယာင္၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးပေရာဟိတ္ေတြ ေယာင္ ေယာင္၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးပဲြစားေယာင္ေယာင္၊ မီဒီယာေယာင္ေယာင္၊ အဖဲြ႔မဟုတ္ဘူး။ မိုးသီးတို႔အဖြဲ႔ဟာ ကိုယ့္ထမင္းကိုစားၿပီး ႏိုင္ငံေရးလုပ္ေနတာပါ။ ျပည္တြင္းမွာ တခုခုလုပ္ႏိုင္ေအာင္ အရဲစြန္႔၀င္ခဲ့သူေတြ ျဖစ္တယ္။ ဒီခရီးအတြက္ သူတို႔ဟာေလး၊ ငါး၊ ေျခာက္လေလာက္ အျပင္က ရဲေဘာ္ရဲဘက္ေတြနဲ႔ စကားစစ္ခင္းသြားခဲ့ရတာ၊ တခ်ဳိ႕အျပင္က ရဲေဘာ္ေတြက သိပ္ ၾကည္ၾကတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ဒါေပမဲ့ ကိုယ့္ဘက္က ေရွ႕ေျပးကင္းေတြလို သေဘာထားတယ္။

သူတို႔ျပန္လာရင္ အေျခအေနအားလံုး နားစြင့္ၾကအံုးမွာပါ။ မိုးသီးဇြန္တို႔က နယ္စပ္မွာ ကိုယ္ပိုင္ကားတ၀ီ၀ီစီးၿပီး ႏိုင္ငံေရး လုပ္ေနတာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ NGO အေထာက္အပံ့နဲ႔ ျပည္ေတာ္၀င္တာ မဟုတ္ဘူး။ က်ေနာ္တို႔က အေစာကေျပာသလို မိုသီးဇြန္ ေနာက္လိုက္လည္း မဟုတ္သလို၊ မိုးသီးဇြန္ ဘာလုပ္လုပ္ေထာက္ခံသူလည္း မဟုတ္ဘူး။ ဒါေပမဲ့ လက္သဲ ဆိတ္ရင္ေတာ့ လက္ထိတ္နာတယ္။ သူတို႔နဲ႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ မ်ဳိးဆက္အတူတူ ျဖစ္တယ္။ သူ႔ကိုဆဲရင္ ကိုယ့္ကိုလည္း ဆဲေန သလိုပဲ၊ ကိုယ့္မ်ဳိးဆက္ထဲက သိၾကသူေတြဆဲတာဆိုတာ နားၾကားေကာင္းေနေသးေပမဲ့၊ ဘုမသိ ဘမသိ၊ သမိုင္းေၾကာင္း လဲမသိ နားမလည္သူေတြက အသားလြတ္ ၀င္သမတာေတာ့ အေတာ္ေစာ္ကားတဲ့ လုပ္ရပ္ပဲ။

အခု ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔ေပၚ အဆိုးျမင္ေတြနဲ႔ ေရးေနသူေတြကေရာ စစ္အစိုးရေအာက္ ျပားျပားေမွာက္စဥ္ကာလေတြက ဘာ မ်ားလုပ္ခဲ့ၾကလဲဆိုတာ ျပန္ဆန္းစစ္သင့္တယ္။ ၁၉၈၈ ကာလ က တပါတီအာဏာရွင္စနစ္က မ်က္ကန္းတေစၦမေၾကာက္ ေျဗာင္တိုက္ခဲ့ၾက၊ ဓားဓားခ်င္းလွံလွံခ်င္း ရင္ဆိုဘို႔ဆိုၿပီး နယ္စပ္ထြက္ခဲ့ၾက၊ ဆင္းရဲၾက၊ ငတ္မြတ္ၾက၊ ရန္သူစစ္တပ္ သတ္လို႔ ေသတာကတမ်ဳိး၊ ကိုယ့္မဟာမိတ္ တိုင္းရင္းသားသူပုန္ကသတ္လို႔ ေသတာကတဖံု၊ ကိုယ့္အခ်င္းခ်င္းသတ္လို႔
ေသတာကတေမွာင့္။ ၾကံဳလို႔ေျပာရမယ္။ အခု ေျမာက္ပိုင္းလူသတ္မႈကမွ အ႐ိုးတြန္ၿပီး ျပန္ေပၚလာေသးတယ္။ က်ေနာ္ တို႔တေတြရဲ့မဟာမိတ္ကရင္နဲ႔ ခ်င္းေတြသတ္လို႔ ေသတာေၾကာင့္ အ႐ိုးေတြေဆြးၿပီး မတြန္ႏိုင္၊ မကႏိုင္တဲ့ ခြတ္ေဒါင္း အ႐ိုးေတြ အမ်ားႀကီးရိွေသးတယ္။ ဥပမာ အိႏိၵယနယ္စပ္ မီဇိုရမ္ျပည္နယ္၊ က်န္ဖိုင္းဒုကၡသည္စခန္းကို လာခိုလႈံတဲ့ ျမန္မာ ေက်ာင္းသားေတြထဲက ကိုၾကည္ေအာင္(ရန္ကုန္)နဲ႔ ကိုျမေသာင္း(ကေလးၿမိဳ႕) တို႔ကို အဲဒီက ခ်င္းလက္နက္ကိုင္ CNF က ၁၉၉၀ အေစာပိုင္းမွာ စပိုင္ေထာက္လွမ္းေရးလို႔စြတ္စဲြၿပီး ရက္ရက္စက္စက္ ေျမျမႇဳပ္သတ္ျဖတ္ခဲ့ၾကတယ္။ ဒီကေန႔ အခ်ိန္ထိေတာင္ မိသားစုေတြ သူတို႔သားေတြျပန္လာမလားလို႔ ေမ်ာ္ေနသလားမသိ။

ေနာက္တခုက ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္တို႔လာဖဲြ႔စည္းခဲ့တဲ့ ကိုလွေဌး ဦးေဆာင္တဲ့ ABSDF (အေနာက္ပိုင္း) က ဘဂၤလားေဒခ်္ ျမန္မာနယ္စပ္ကေန မီဇိုရမ္နယ္ထဲအ၀င္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ သူငယ္ခ်င္း ကို၀င္းထြဋ္ ေနာက္ေက်ာက်ည္ဆံမွန္ၿပီး က်သြားတယ္။
အခ်င္းခ်င္းလုပ္ၾကံတာလား၊ မဟာမိတ္တိုင္းရင္းသားအဖဲြ႔က လုပ္ၾကံတာလား ဒီေန႔ထိ မသိရဘူး၊ ကို၀င္းထြဋ္မွာဇနီးနဲ႔ သမီးေလး က်န္ရစ္ခဲ့တယ္။ ဒီလိုအျဖစ္အပ်က္ေတြ ကရင္နယ္မွာအမ်ားႀကီး၊ ေတာခိုေက်ာင္းသားေတြ၊ ဆရာ၀န္ ေလာင္း၊ အင္ဂ်င္နီယာေလာင္းနဲ႔ ပညာတတ္ေတြေတာထဲမွာ စစ္မတိုက္ရဘဲ ေနာက္က်ည္ဆံနဲ႔ က်ဆံုးသြားသူေတြ မနည္းဘူး။ (ဒါေတြစနစ္တက် မွတ္တမ္းတင္ထားသင့္တယ္)

အဲလို.. ၈၈ ေက်ာင္းသားေတြဟာ တခ်ိန္ကဘ၀ေတြစြန္႔ၿပီး စနစ္တခုရဲ့ျပ႒ာန္းေပးလိုက္တဲ့တာ၀န္ကို ပုခံုးေပၚႏိုင္သ ေလာက္တင္ထမ္းခဲ့ၾကတာပါ။

ဟိုးတခ်ိန္က ေတာခိုေက်ာင္းသား၊ ျပည္ေျပးေတြကို သူရဲေကာင္းလို႔ေတာင္ ျပည္သူေတြကသတ္မွတ္ခဲ့ၾကတာ မဟုတ္ ဘူးလား။ ဒီေန႔အထိ အဲဒီယံုၾကည္ခ်က္နဲ႔ ေတာထဲမွာ ဒုကၡခံရပ္တည္ေနတဲ့ ေက်ာင္းသားလူငယ္ေတြ ရိွေနပါေသးတယ္။
ဟိုတံုးက သူရဲေကာင္းေတြကို အခုအခ်ိန္က်မွ သစၥာေဖာက္ေတြလို မဆက္ဆံသင့္ပါဘူး။

အခုျပည္ေတာ္ျပန္ ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔အဖဲ႔ြဟာ တခ်ိန္က စစ္ေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြနဲ႔ ဒီကေန႔ၾကံ႕ဖြတ္ပါတီေခါင္းေဆာင္ေတြေလာက္ ျပည္သူအေပၚ ဘိုက်ႏွိပ္ဆက္မဲ့သူေတြ မဟုတ္သလို၊ ေခတ္ပ်က္သူေဌးေတြလိုလည္း အတၱလြန္ကဲ စီးပြားရွာေနမဲ့ သူ ေတြ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ လက္တဆုတ္စာ NGO အႀကိဳက္လုပ္ႏိုင္ငံေရးအဖြဲ႔၊ မီဒီယာအဖဲြ႔ေတြေၾကာင့္ အမွန္တကယ္ ယံုၾကည္ ခ်က္နဲ႔ စြန္႔လႊတ္အနစ္နာခံသူေတြ ေဘးဒုကၡေရာက္ခဲ့တယ္။ ေတာ္လွန္သူေတြ နာမည္ပ်က္ခဲ့တယ္။ ပိုဆိုးတာက ေတာ္ လွန္ေရးႀကီးတခုလံုး အေၾကာ္သည္လက္သုတ္ ျဖစ္ခဲ့ရတယ္။

ဒါေပမဲ့ ဟိုကတည္းက NGO ေတြနဲ႔ ပလူပလဲလုပ္သူေတြ၊ ေငြေၾကးအရင္းအျမစ္ ကိုင္ထားသူေတြကိုပဲ အထည္ႀကီးပ်က္ ၾကံ႕ဖြတ္အစိုးရက ေတာ္ေကာက္ထားတယ္။ ေျမႇာက္စားထားတယ္၊ ေသြးခဲြထားတယ္။ ဒါကိုအခြင့္အေရးသမား၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရး
က်ပ္မျပည့္ေတြက သိရက္နဲ႔ အေခ်ာင္ႏႈိက္တယ္။ ဒီကေန႔ က်ေနာ္တို႔ေလွ်ာက္ေနတဲ့ခရီးဟာ အလြန္သိမ္ေမြ႔ပါတယ္။
အားၿပိဳင္မႈေတြ ရိွေနပါတယ္။ အျပဳ၀ါဒီေတြနဲ႔ လမ္းေဟာင္း၀ါဒီတို႔ လြန္ဆဲြေနပါတယ္။ လႊတ္ေတာ္ထဲမွာလည္း အင္အား ၿပိဳင္ေနသလို၊ စီးပြားေရးနယ္ပယ္၊ NGO ေလာက၊ ႏိုင္ငံေရးနယ္ပယ္နဲ႔ မီဒီယာေလာကထဲမွာပါ အင္အားၿပိဳင္တာ၊ စား က်က္လုတာ၊ ခြက္ေစာင္းခုတ္ ေျခထိုးကန္ေၾကာက္တံေတာင္နဲ႔တြက္ေနတာကို အျပင္ကေနေတာင္ ၾကားရျမင္ရတာပါ။
လတ္တေလာေလးတင္ ဆရာႀကီးဒဂံုတာရာက "က်ေနာ္တို႔တိုင္းျပည္၌ ဒီမိုကေရစီပန္းႏုေရာင္ကလည္း သန္းစအခ်ိန္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္၊ ထိုသို႔ေသာ ဒီမိုကေရစီပန္းႏုေရာင္ကာလတြင္ အခ်င္းခ်င္းေမတၱာျဖင့္ တဦးႏွင့္တဦး ယံုၾကည္ရေလာက္ ေသာ အေနအထားမ်ားျဖင့္ ဆက္ဆံကာ ျမန္မာျပည္တိုးတက္ေရးအတြက္ အေလးထားလုပ္ေဆာင္ရန္ ေမတၱာရပ္ခံပါ သည္။ ယခုကဲ့သုိ႔ ဒီမုိကေရစီႏုနယ္ေသာအခ်ိန္တြင္ ေလွကိုမလႈပ္ေအာင္ လူးေအာင္မလုပ္ဖို႔ အားလံုးကို ေမတၱာရပ္ခံပါ သည္။

လြန္ခဲ့ေသာႏွစ္ကာလမ်ား အေတြ႔အႀကံဳအရ ယခုကာလကို စိုးရိမ္စြာေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေနရေသာ အခ်ိန္ဟု ကၽြန္ေတာ္ ယူဆ ပါသည္။ ၂၀၁၅ ထိအေျခအေန တည္ၿငိမ္ေခ်ာေမြ႔ေအာင္ ၀ိုင္း၀န္းထိန္းသိမ္းၾက" လို႔ ျပည္သူေတြကို တိုက္တြန္းထားပါ တယ္။

ဒီအခ်ိန္မွာ ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔ ျပည္ေတာ္ျပန္တာ၀မ္းသာအားရ ႀကိဳဆိုသင့္ပါတယ္။ ရန္သူအားေပး မလုပ္သင့္ပါဘူး။ ျပည္တြင္း ရွစ္ေလးလံုးႏိုင္ငံေရးအင္အားစုထဲမွာေတာင္ ကိုမိုးသီးဇြန္ ကို ေလဆိပ္သြားႀကိဳဖို႔ မဲခဲြဆံုးျဖတ္တယ္ၾကားေတာ့ က်ေနာ္ တို႔ အေတာ္ေလးအံ့ၾသသြားတယ္။ စိတ္လည္းပ်က္သြားတယ္။ ဒီကိစၥ မဲခဲြရမဲ့ကိစၥလား? အဲေလာက္အထိ ျဖစ္သင့္သ လား၊ အထဲက အင္အားစုေတြကိစၥ အျပင္အင္အားစုေတြ မ်က္စိမွိတ္ေထာက္ခံခဲ့တယ္။ ညီအကိုေတြလို ျမင္တယ္။ က်ေနာ္ ခိုင္ခိုင္လံုလံု သိရတဲ့သတင္းအရ ကိုမင္းကိုႏိုင္၊ ကိုဂ်င္မီ၊ ကိုျမေအး တို႔က သူငယ္ခ်င္းေတြအျဖစ္ ေလဆိပ္သြား ႀကိဳမဲ့ကိစၥေတာင္ မဲ႐ံႈးလို႔ ငယ္သူငယ္ခ်င္းကိုေတာင္ မႀကိဳလိုက္ရဘူးတဲ့၊ ထူးဆန္းအံ့ဘြယ္ သတင္းပဲ။

ေလဆိပ္သြားႀကိဳဘို႔ ကိစၥေတာင္ မဲခဲြေနရသတဲ့လား? ဘာေတြျဖစ္ကုန္ၿပီလဲ? က်ေနာ္တို႔ ႏြားေတြေတာ့ တေကာင္ခ်င္း ကဲြေနပါၿပီ။ က်ားဟိန္းသံလည္း ၾကားေနရတယ္။ ေတာကလည္း နက္ပါတယ္။ အခ်ိန္ကလည္း ညီအကိုမွန္းေတာင္ မသိတသိ။ က်ေနာ္တို႔ရဲ႕ ၀ါရင္႔စစ္ဘို႐ႈတ္ေတြက အခုဆို အကြက္က်က်နဲ႔ ျပည္ပမီဒီယာေတြ၊ ဒီမိုကေရစီဘန္းျပ NGO ေတြ၊ ပေရာဂ်က္ႏိုင္ငံေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္းေတြဆီက အဆက္အသြယ္နဲ႔၊ အရင္းအျမစ္ေတြ အရယူေနပါတယ္။ မုဆိုးစိုင္သင္ လုပ္ေနပါတယ္။ ျပည္ပ ဒီမိုကေရစီလႈပ္ရွားမႈကို ခါးလည္ကပိုင္းလိုက္ပါၿပီ။ သူတို႔က၂၀၀၈ ဖြဲ႔စည္းပံုကိုင္ၿပီး အေပၚစီးက ေန ကစားေနတာပါ။

မင္းသားစ႐ိုက္အမ်ဳိးမ်ဳိးကို တေယာက္ၿပီးတေယာက္ ထုတ္႐ိႈးၿပီး ဒီတေကြ႔မာလိုက္ေဟာက္လိုက္၊ ဟိုတေကြ႔ ေပ်ာ့လိုက္ ေခ်ာ့လိုက္ လုပ္ေနပါတယ္။ တခ်ိန္က က်ေနာ္တို႔ဘက္ေတာ္သားတခ်ဳိ႕နဲ႔ ပုလင္းတူဗူးဆို႔ ျဖစ္ေနပါတယ္။ ဒီကေန႔ ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔ ျပည္ေတာ္ျပန္အုပ္စုကို ပင့္လိုက္၊ ေျမႇာက္လိုက္၊ ႐ိုက္ခ်လိုက္နဲ႔လုပ္ေနတာ သိပ္မလွပါဘူး။ က်ေနာ္တို႔တ ေတြ ညီညြတ္ေရးအျမင္နဲ႔ ခရီးဆက္ဘို႔လိုပါတယ္။ အားလံုးဟာ တပင္ကိုတပင္ယွက္ေနတာပါ။ ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔၊ ကိုႏိုင္ေအာင္ တို႔နဲ႔ ကခ်င္ေျမာက္ပိုင္းကိစၥလိုပဲ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ကိစၥ၊ ျပည္ပေရာက္ေက်ာင္းသားေတြ ဂုဏ္သိကၡာရိွရိွျပန္ ႏိုင္ေရးကိစၥလည္း အေရးႀကီးပါတယ္။

ဒီေန႔ ကိုမိုးသီးတို႔ကို ဆဲေနတယ္။ မနက္ျဖန္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ ျပည္ပေရာက္ေတြကို ဆဲလိမ့္မယ္။ ဒီကေန႔ ကိုမိုးသီး တို႔ကို ေစာ္ ကားႏိုင္တယ္ဆို၊ မနက္ျဖန္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ကိုလည္း ေစာ္ကားပါလိမ့္မယ္။ ညီညြတ္ေရးအျမင္၊ မဟာမိတ္အျမင္မရိွရင္ က်ေနာ္တို႔ က်ဆံုးမယ္။

သတင္းေထာက္ကိုညိဳ
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Myanmar in Focus: Behind the Violence (II)

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 05:55 AM PDT



[NAJIB DITIMPA HARAMJADAH] Saham FGVH Jatuh Teruk Hari Ini

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 08:01 AM PDT


Harga saham Felda Global Ventures Holding Berhad (FGVH) mengalami kejatuhan paling teruk petang ini dengan harga penutup RM4.85 berbanding RM5.00 semalam.

Ia semakin menghampiri harga penyenaraian awal (IPO) iaitu RM4.55.

Najib sebelum ini begitu megah mengumumkan IPO saham FGVH merupakan IPO kedua terbesar kedua terbesar di dunia selepas IPO Facebook dan telah menempelak "haramjadah" kepada pihak yang menentang usaha peneyeraian tersebut.

Namun apa yang jelas, semasa hari pertama IPO ditawarkan, tiada syarikat asing yang berminat kecuali dua syarikat yang membeli saham FGVH tersebut, iaitu Qatar Investment Authority dan syarikat insurans Hong Kong, AIA Group Ltd.

Walaupun digemparkan sebelumnya saham FGVH akan mendapat sambutan pelabur antarabangsa, tiba-tiba, dari ratuan ribu syarikat pelabur di dunia cuma dua syarikat yang berani melabur membeli saham FGVH.


FGVH terus merudum


(Gambar: Senarai pemegang saham utama FGVH beserta jumlah saham mereka)


Harga saham FGVH yang ditutup semalam mencatat penurunan, tinggal RM4.96. Jika peneroka menjualnya pada harga RM5.06 sewaktu Julai lalu setelah ditolak handling fee RM165.00, interest charged RM29.41dan lain2 cuma dapat lebihan RM212.37; kalau jual ketika ini, berapa yang tinggal?

Mengingati semula pesanan YAB Perdana Menteri (PM) ketika mengumumkan 'durian runtuh' pada 8 Mei lalu, peneroka jangan jual saham FGVH, jadikan pelaburan untuk simpanan masa depan...Apa jaminan buat peneroka jika ikut nasihat PM?

Barang diingat, mengikut penganalisis pasaran saham, jika saham FGVH turun ke paras RM4.70 maka pemegang saham FGVH mula menanggung rugi. Jika peneroka ikut nasihat PM, bertimpa-timpa beban peneroka.

Hutang Tanam Semula antara RM 50K-RM 157K dengan interest 6.25%, pinjaman rumah RM20K-RM40K dengan Kos Pengurusan 2.5% dan terkini hutang pinjaman saham FGVH RM3640 dengan interest 5%; kehidupan peneroka sesungguhnya diselubungi hari2 yang makin sukar!

Saya paparkan jumlah saham FGVH yang (Tan Sri) Isa Samad dan Ahli Lembaga Pengarah FGVH dapat. Ini belum mengambilkira proksi dan para kroni yang dapat. Saya tidak pasti samada mereka telah menjualnya atau belum bagi meraih keuntungan segera. Mereka tentu ada penasihat dan menghubungi remiser apa yang perlu dilakukan. Bagi staf Felda, mungkin juga mereka boleh berfikir nak bertindak macamana. Namun, bagi peneroka yang tak tau apa-apa, siapa yang nak menasihati mereka?

Saya berkongsi pengalaman pilu peneroka Felda Cahaya Baru, Sendayan, Labu Johnson, Bukit Cerakah dan Sg Buaya yang mula2 seronok dan gembiranya bukan kepalang tika dijanjikan pampasan jutaan ringgit. Akhirnya, bila tertipu...yang mereka tahu hanya menangis sahaja. Itulah bahasa mereka!

Peneroka Felda Bukit Rokan Utara menangis tersedu-sedu macam anak kecil tunjukkan kos Tanam Semula mereka mencecah RM157,000; bahkan dengan hutang sebesar itu, kebunnya tidak diselenggarakan dengan sempurna dan berusia 75 tahun....kepada siapa mereka mahu mengadu?

Sudahlah dibebankan dengan hutang yang kian menggunung, apa nak jawab depan Allah dosa riba' yg ditanggung peneroka puluhan tahun?

Penglibatan syarikat Yahudi dan judi dalam FGVH pula kita nak guna hujah apa?
407,005,000 saham Genting Bhd dlm FGVH sedangkan 97% peneroka Felda adalah orang Islam, mana mufti dan Ulama Muda Umno?

Kalau ye pun nak bodek Najib, Ahmad Maslan dan Isa Samad gunalah hujah intelek. Takkan hanya tahu meratib; syukur Umno bagi tanah, tak suka boleh keluar Felda, tak sedar diri makan hasil Felda tapi hentam Felda.... Skrip yang berulang dan saya dengar lebih 30 tahun dulu!

Terpulang, samada kita nak kata...'Ada aku kesah' atau 'Lu fikir la sendiri'.

*Penulis adalah Presiden Persatuan Anak Peneroka Felda Kebangsaan (Anak) merangkap AJK PAS Pusat






Independence at 55: Form over substance by Commander (Rtd) S THAYAPARAN, formerly of the Royal Malaysian Navy

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 04:00 AM PDT

"The proverb warns that, 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself." - Thomas Stephen Szasz

COMMENT
For some, Merdeka day was the day we matured as a nation. For others, it was marred by political one-upmanship and the disgraceful behaviour of certain celebrants. Unfortunately, the truth rarely rests somewhere in the middle. Never forget when it comes to politics, the middle is all about compromise. For the past 55 years, we lived with moderation and tolerance. If you are non-Malay, you were told to be grateful to the hosts of this land for being allowed to live here in peace and harmony. The so-called social contract (sic), a nebulous figment of political imagination, was conflated with certain elements of the Malaysian constitution which then become the barometer of how racial relations were governed in this country.

This Merdeka day celebrations was the harbinger of the shape of things to come. What it demonstrates is that 'Janji Ditepati' has fallen apart and the Umno centre cannot hold. For a certain section of the Malaysian voting public, it was a jubilant moment of redefining the Malaysian centre from one of appeasement and tolerance to that of unity in racial and economic diversity, and the hope of a more egalitarian way of Malaysian life. Understand now, that I think the 'opposition' is not there yet in fulfilling those expectations, seeing as how they are playing the same race game but for a certain section of the ordinary rakyat who believes in that 'hope', it was a night of brotherhood and affirmation that the tsunami of 2008 was a watershed moment that heralded a new Malaysian dawn.

Predictably Umno stayed true to form. The events leading up to Merdeka eve was the usual partisanship of Umno/BN malfeasances and Pakatan Rakyat showboating. From hijacking the national day theme to alternate slogans, the whole thing was a shadow play of self-serving politics masquerading as patriotism. Of course, since our history is that of the manufactured kind, most people seemed more interested in form than substance. I have always been deeply sceptical of shows of patriotism because mostly it's jingoism in a cheap dress, but this year there was an undercurrent of genuine sincerity of love of country.

For a certain section of the Malaysian polity, it was more than just a day of remembering independence from colonialism but it was also day of declaring independence from Umno hegemony.

For others who view the current political discord as something of an aberration in Malaysian politics - in every country in the world political differences are the norm but here in Malaysia, after years of Umno/BN haranguing its considered anathema - it was a night that the 'opposition' hijacked an event which was supposed to be an opportunity for national unity for political mileage.

Change of leadership


The fact that Umno for one night could not bring these two opposing forces together in a symbolic show of national unity is just further evidence that the first step for a new Malaysia is for the people to get used to the idea that a two-party alliance competing for stewardship of this country is the panacea for years of BN rule.

Bear in mind that this is not an endorsement of Pakatan (although admittedly I am a reluctant partisan) merely my belief that the first step for all of us (pro-BN and pro-Pakatan) to progress after years of apathy is to practise the most basic of democratic principles - a change of leadership. Merdeka eve provided much amusement. Take this whole mooning pictures of our glorious leader and his wife tempest in a tea cup. The term "biadap" (how I loathe that term seeing as how it is loaded which the usual Malaysian hypocrisy that passes as "values") has been thrown about to describe the action of the dumb kid who found it necessary to make an arse of himself by exposing his ass.

Commenters in Malaysiakini and elsewhere either praise the action as the frustrated howl of a young person appalled at the excess of the Umno regime or heap scorn on him as someone who is rude and out of Malaysian character. For the former, spare me the uber liberal chest thumping of freedom of speech/expression and thumbing the nose at authority. It was an example of both, but it is a dumb example at best which tarred the better example of those attending the event despite the fact that the rally was declared "illegal" and the always present threat of violence when it comes to defying this regime.

And thank you Tok Guru Nik Aziz Nik Mat for pointing out that engaging in such acts "... is not the work of Malays and Muslims. "This is very shameful and saddening, the photograph that I saw was not of Malay (the perpetrators of the act). We Muslims are taught not to disturb others. If others do it to us, we will get angry."

Perhaps Tok Guru was not furnished with pictures of those Malay/Muslim university students who engaged in an orgy of hate against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) community, certain opposition personalities and social activists, burning and shredding pictures and engaging in the most hateful of rhetoric. And then of course, there are the never ending disruptions by Perkasa and their ilk of opposition ceramahs. Remember folks, the red paint on the bus is probably the work of "biadap" non-Malay/Muslims because it's not in the culture of the Malays to engage in such activity.

And this exemplifies the hypocrisy of the latter when it comes to the action of that dumb kid. Pro-regime blogs have drawn attention to the "jambu-ness" of the dumb kid, which fits in nicely with the homophobic narrative and the disdain of the 'other' which Umno peddles, which is more often than not ignored by the so-called inclusive majority of Pakatan.

Arresting
the mooning kid when there are a slew of politically motivated acts of disruption against Pakatan which goes unnoticed should be embarrassing to the PDRM but as is, it is just business as usual for a police force compromised by Umno. There really is nothing more to say except to see how it plays out for a kid who got caught up in the heat of the moment while the outsourced thugs of Umno are free to spread their hate, secure in the knowledge that the Umno state will never lift a finger against them, all part of 'janji ditepati', I suppose. This is why when an example of a true spirit of Merdeka is presented to Malaysian partisans in the form of those four transsexuals challenging Islamic doctrine in the courts, it is met with silence or hate.

Honestly, what they are doing (dare I say it?) takes cojones and to me is an act of defiance against the established social order, and regardless of one's views on sexuality and gender, a hardcore example of fighting for one's rights. If this does not exemplify the spirit of Merdeka, I don't know what does.

Manufactured controversy
But what really made the night memorable for me are those kids who hoisted the
Sang Saka Malaya flag. Not only were they drawing attention to the history of this country which has been deliberately buried, they were also challenging the ideological status quo by reminding anyone who bothered to look that the 'Malay' polity was never a monolithic entity made up entirely of Umno or PAS.

Now that, my friends, are symbolic gestures worthy of praise depending on your political bent. The fact that the PDRM and the home minister are painting this episode in the bright Umno colours of political subversion - hey it is - and accusations of flag changing (so what if it is) just proves that BN will manufacture any controversy on the filmiest of foundations to fire up the indignation of its supporters in the hopes that this would translate to legitimacy. I have written about the destruction of the Left by Umno/BN but what is really was, was the destruction of the idea of a polychromatic Malay community and the creation of the myth of the monolithic Malay community under siege by the avarice of the non-Malay "pendatangs".

What those kids managed to do was for a brief moment remind Malaysians that there has always been a diversity of opinion in the Malay community and the Malaysian political and social landscape, and that is where our possible salvation lies. Merdeka for a long time was a rote exercise with everyone going through the motions either in apathy or secure self-entitlement. For the first time in decades, people were forced to question their own beliefs and put in the hard work of actually committing to principles they took for granted or to which they only paid lip service.

With all the controversies and the bickering, with all the partisanship and acrimony, Malaysians for the first time no matter which side of the political divide they were on, were confronted with the reality that people have different ideas of how best to chart the future of this country.

The greatest thing about Merdeka this year was that for the first time since Independence, it truly was about something. Malaysiakini



[BERGAMBAR] "Syaitan Yang Dikenali" Serang Pejabat KEADILAN

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 04:04 AM PDT


Sekumpulan 30 samseng Umno mengadakan demonstrasi dan bertindak ganas dengan menyerang ibu pejabat KEADILAN, dekat sini tengahari tadi.

Setiausaha Wanita KEADILAN, Juwairiya Zulkifli ketika dihubungi memberitahu, kumpulan itu memakai kemeja-T Umno dan Barisan Nasional.

"Mereka memegang kain rentang sambil menjerit antaranya, 'Jalur Gemilang' dan mengeluarkan kata-kata kesat terhadap Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim," jelas beliau.

"Tak cukup dengan itu, kumpulan itu akhirnya bertindak ganas dengan cuba menumbuk mereka yang cuba mengawal keadaan," katanya.

Demonstrasi pada jam 12.30 tengahari itu tadi dileraikan sepuluh minit kemudian dengan bantuan polis seramai 20 anggota yang terpaksa membuat sekatan di hadapan pejabat.

Kejadian ini merupakan insiden terbaru samseng Umno yang dilihat semakin berani menyerang Pembangkang sejak kebelakangan ini.

Ahad lalu, Anwar turut diserang di Masjid Al-Hussain, Seberang Pumpong, Alor Setar, Kedah ketika sedang menyampaikan tazkirah Maghrib, selepas bas jelajah Merdeka Rakyat dibaling batu dan disimbah cat merah di Kelantan sehari sebelumnya. -KD

Serang pejabat KEADILAN, perangai samseng Umno macam syaitan


PETALING JAYA 5 September: Samseng Umno yang bertindak ganas dan menyerang ibu pejabat KEADILAN, di sini tidak ubah perangainya seperti syaitan.

Naib Presiden KEADILAN, Tian Chua berkata, tindak-tanduk mereka itu membuktikan kenyataan mantan Presiden Umno, Tun Mahathir Mohamad menyamakan kerajaan BN seperti syaitan adalah berasas.

"Saya sudah malas nak ulas panjang sikap samseng Umno. Mahathir pun dah kata, Umno itu parti syaitan, jadi orang-orang dia pun perangai macam syaitanlah.

"Saya tak pelik kalau orang-orang Umno berperangai seperti samseng, tapi saya lagi pelik kalau mereka tidak berperangai samseng," katanya ketika dihubungi.

Beliau mengulas sekumpulan samseng Umno mengadakan demonstrasi dan bertindak ganas dengan menyerang ibu pejabat KEADILAN, tengahari tadi.

Dengan memakai kemeja-T Umno dan Barisan Nasional, mereka memegang kain rentang sambil menjerit menyebut 'Jalur Gemilang' dan mengeluarkan kata-kata kesat terhadap Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Samseng Umno itu turut bertindak ganas dengan cuba menumbuk mereka yang cuba mengawal keadaan.

Demonstrasi pada jam 12.30 tengahari itu tadi dileraikan sepuluh minit kemudian dengan bantuan polis seramai 20 anggota yang terpaksa membuat sekatan di hadapan pejabat.

Kejadian ini merupakan insiden terbaru samseng Umno yang dilihat semakin berani menyerang Ketua Pembangkang, kebelakangan ini.

Sebelum ini, sekumpulan ahli Perkasa – NGO pro Umno BN, bertindak ganas menyerang Anwar ketika menyampaikan tazkirah maghrib di Masjid Al-Husain, Seberang Pumpong, Alor Setar, Kedah.

Program Jelajah Merdeka Rakyat turut disabotaj samseng Umno apabila bas yang dinaiki Anwar dibaling batu dan disimbah cat.
-KD


Samseng UMNO Cuba Serbu Masuk Ke Ibu Pejabat PKR








PERSOALANNYA



OK To Call Disabled Athletes Brave?

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 01:00 AM PDT

BBC ONLINE: 4 September 2012
Last updated at 10:44 GMT




Paralympics 2012: Is it OK to call the athletes brave?

By Damon Rose
BBC Ouch!








Before
the Paralympic Games started, the media earnestly discussed the words
that should and shouldn't be used. It can be a curious area.


One thing that tends to draw disabled people


Malaysia is still among the world's best economies

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 12:19 AM PDT

Falling four rungs to 25th in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2012-2013 does not put Malaysia in the stream of losers. Considering the 'near perfection' of the report, the country is still among the world's strongest and vibrant economies and among the top 10 in Asia-Pacific region, much placed than China and India.

The GCR by the World Economic Forum (WEF) based in Geneva covers 144 countries still ranked Malaysia as among the top 20 per cent of the most competitive economies.

We have also been upgraded to the transition range of development from Efficiency-Driven Stage towards Innovation-Driven Stage of Development, based on our GDP per capita increase to US$9,700 from US$8,423 previously.

(Also read Rocky's Bru)

In other words, the 25th ranking does not reflect significant downward trend to its major sectors although some may need re-adjustment and stronger push.

Maintaining its score of 5.1, the most notable advantage is found in the country's efficient and competitive market for goods and services and its remarkably supportive financial sector, as well as its business-friendly institutional framework.

In a region where many economies suffer from the lack of transparency and the presence of red tape, Malaysia stands out as particularly successful at tackling those two issues. Yet, despite the progress achieved, much remains to be done to put the country on a more solid growth path, according to the report, released today.

Of course, the Opposition and its media will capitalise on the rank issue but they need to know that the countries that overtook Malaysia - South Korea, Luxembourg, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates - are exercising massive development and infrastructure plan. However, in terms of economic growth, we still fared better.

Malaysia's competitive strengths - apart from its efficient and competitive market for goods and services, which ranked 11th - are in the areas of legal rights index (1st), pay and productivity (4th), government services for improved business performance (new indicator, ranked 4th), investor protection, agriculture policy costs and government procurement of advanced technology products (4th) and extent of staff training (7th).

Others are burden of government regulation and the ease of access to loans (8th), financing through local equity market (9th), business impact of rules on FDIs (10th) and efficiency of legal framework in challenging regulations (10th).

Nevertheless, the report noted some factors that had adversely affected Malaysia's competitiveness, mainly in the areas of government budget balance and debt, health, crime and technological readiness.

These are women in labour force (119), government balance budget (110), redundancy costs, weeks of salary (108), secondary education enrollment rate, gross percentage (103), general government debt in terms of percentage of GDP (100) and malaria cases per 100,000 population (86).

Most alarming are broadband internet subscription per 100 population (68th) and mobile broadband subscription per 100 population (64th).

This factor, together with the lack of progress in the country's focus in promoting the use of ICT, will significantly undermine Malaysia's efforts to become a knowledge-based economy by the end of the decade, or in other words, in attaining a fully-developed nation by the year 2020.

TOP 30 COUNTRIES

1.   Switzerland
2.   Singapore
3.   Finland
4.   Sweden
5.   Netherlands
6.   Germany
7.   United States
8.   United Kingdom
9.   Hong Kong SAR
10. Japan
11. Qatar
12. Denmark
13. Taiwan, China
14. Canada
15. Norway
16. Austria
17. Belgium
18. Saudi Arabia
19. Republic of Korea
20. Australia
21. France
22. Luxembourg
23. New Zealand
24. United Arab Emirates
25. Malaysia
26. Israel
27. Ireland
28. Brunei Darussalam
29. China
30. Iceland


Gambar Najib Hisap Curut Depan Sultan Selangor Tersebar

Posted: 05 Sep 2012 01:33 AM PDT


UMNO Usah Dok Berlakon Jadi Juara Pertahan Raja Raja Melayu.. Padahal UMNO Juara Hina dan baruakan Raja2 Melayu !!

1- Ni Gambar Najib Boleh Relax je Hisap Curut Depan Sultan Selangor.. Macam Sultan Selangor Member dia La Pulak.. Lepas Tu Bila Sultan Selangor Nak Balik.. Sultan Selangor Terpaksa Sua Tangan Bersalam dgn ROSMAH.. Maklum lah.. Rosmah Kan Bini PRESIDEN MALAYSIA.

2. UMNO Toksah Lupa macam Mana Kisah Bekas MB Selangor dari UMNO Muhammad Taib Melarikan Anak Dara Sultan.. Dan Kawin pun.. Kawin lari.. Takde la Pulak Sultan Selangor Dulu Murka.. Buang Negara ke.. Lagi Kurang Ajar !!

Ni Lagi Cerita Pasal Kes Kawin lari MB UMNO ngan Anak Sultan Selangor ->
http://shalattas.blogspot.com/2009/12/26-kuyah-lawan-mike-tyson-1993.html -ipohmali

NAJIB HISAP CURUT


Curut yang sinonim dengan minuman keras dan judi


Dari dahulu hinggalah semalam, saya menganggap Datuk Seri Najib merupakan seorang yang baik dan lurus bendul. Mungkin isterinya seorang saja yang jahat. Ramai orang tahu bahawa Datin Rosmah Mansor telah terkena terjahan saya sewaktu jabatan F.L.O.M ditubuhkan. Ekoran itu Najib terpaksa menipu mengenai kewujudan jabatan itu dan nombor telefon yang tertera pun ditamatkan perkhidmatannya.

Seseorang yang menghisap rokok atau curut ini bukanlah orang yang lurus bendul macam ulat buku. Para penghisap rokok ini lazimnya mempunyai sejarah hidup atau latar belakang yang gelap. Mereka hidup dengan penuh tekanan jiwa yang mengelirukan diri mereka sendiri. Jadi jalan keluarnya ialah dengan menghisap rokok.

Jika menghisap dadah dapat memberikan ketenangan pada si penghisap dadah, merokok itu juga dapat memberikan ketenangan pada si penghisap rokok dan merokok itu sangat susah ditinggalkan sehingga mampu membuatkan si penghisap runsing atau serba tak kena jika tak dapat sebatang rokok sehari.

Tapi apa kena mengena rokok dengan curut? Curut itu bapak kepada rokok. Ia mengandungi lebih tembakau dan mengandungi lebih nikotin.


Najib sedang hisap curut


Sultan Selangor menghulurkan tangan pada Rosmah


Pak haji kita?

Hari ini, saya terjumpa gambar Najib menghisap curut. Kalau ikut logik akal, curut merupakan benda sinonim dengan minuman keras dan judi. Ia sudah tentu bukan benda yang secocok dengan cara hidup orang Islam.

Jika anda ingin menulis karangan mengenai seorang alim (contohnya Pak Haji), jangan sesekali menulis Pak Haji tersebut menghisap curut. Kerana curut dengan orang yang baru menunaikan ibadah haji di bandar suci Mekah tidak sepadan sama sekali. Tambahan, Pak Haji telah terlatih selama berpuluh-puluh hari dengan undang-undang Mekah yang mengharamkan rokok apatah lagi curut.

Malah curut juga adalah benda yang memalukan bagi orang yang baru menghapuskan dosa dan bertaubat sambil menangis tersesak-esak di depan Ka'abah. Ini kerana Pak Haji sangat arif tentang bertapa pentingnya memelihara kesihatan diri seperti para Nabi junjungan S.A.W. Masakan si Pak Haji bodoh benar untuk membahayakan kesihatan diri dan memalukan umat Islam dengan menghisap curut?

Curut juga sama dengan rokok. Kedua-duanya ada cebisan dadah nikotin. Wujudnya dadah nikotin dalam kedua-dua benda ini, sama juga kewujudannya ulama' pengampu dalam dunia kita. Maka kiranya curut yang dicipta pada kurun ke-14 ini sudah wujud, sekali dengan ulama' pengampu yang akan menghalalkannya, mengapa kita harus sangsi lagi? Kita harus jelas dengan keputusan kita.

Justeru, jika kita tolak benda negatif, kita juga harus tolak pemimpin yang mengamalkan cara hidup negatif. Kerana pemimpin yang dilantik rakyat, bukan hanya dilantik untuk menghabiskan wang cukai rakyat, tapi juga dilantik untuk menunjukkan contoh yang baik pada rakyat.
-hanief.blogspot



Thai TV discussion in English: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s silence on Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 10:15 PM PDT



Myanmar Monks Hold Disguised-Protests Against President U Thein Sein

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 09:58 PM PDT



Burma’s Buddhist Chauvinism

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 09:25 PM PDT

Source: Burma's Buddhist Chauvinism  ByWILLIAM MCGOWAN

Violence against the Rohingya reveals a deep-rooted xenophobia.

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi extols Buddhism as a source of personal strength, allowing her to endure 15 years of house arrest at the hands of Burma's generals. Buddhist precepts such as loving kindness and compassion can also guide Burma's democratic transition, she says, by fostering reconciliation with the military.

Yet Burma's Buddhist tradition also has a nationalistic and at times hateful side, as the violence since June against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine demonstrates. A sense of racial and religious superiority among majority Burman Buddhists has poisoned relations with the 40% of the population made up of non-Burman minorities.

This enmity has not only fueled civil war, it could pull the country's political reforms off course. The military is using the Rohingya issue to build its popularity with Burman and Rakhine Buddhists. This puts Ms. Suu Kyi in an increasingly difficult position.

Buddhist monks protest against the Rohingya minority.

The anti-Rohingya violence, some of it committed by Buddhist mobs and some by the Buddhist-dominated security forces, led to scores of deaths, the burning of settlements and a refugee exodus of 90,000 into neighboring Bangladesh. There, up to 300,000 Rohingya refugees still languish in makeshift camps from the last anti-Rohingya pogrom 20 years ago—part of what the United Nations calls "one of the world's largest and most prominent groups of stateless people."

According to the U.N., the Rohingyas, who number about 800,000, are "virtually friendless," subject to forced labor, extortion, police harassment, restrictions on freedom of movement, land confiscation, inequitable marriage regulations, a de facto "one child" family policy, and limited access to jobs, education, and healthcare. A 1982 law denies them citizenship, based on the presumption that they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, even though many have lived in Burma for generations.

There's also their darker skin color, which makes them "ugly as ogres" by comparison to the "fair and soft" complexion of Burmans, according to the Burmese consul general in Hong Kong in 2009. Burmese President Thein Sein has said that the "solution" to the Rohingya problem is to put them into U.N.-administered internal camps, or expel them.

Many in Burma's pro-democracy community hold similar views, including leading figures in Ms. Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy. Ko Ko Gyi, who was imprisoned for his strategic role in the 1988 student uprising and now functions as a mentor to younger democracy activists, called the Rohingya "terrorists" who infringed on the country's sovereignty. Like other opposition figures, Ko Ko Gyi denied that the Rohingya should be counted among the nation's 135 recognized "national groups." NLD spokesman Nyan Win simply said: "The Rohingya are not our citizens."

Monastic opposition to the government, which boiled over in the 2007 "Saffron Revolution," has posed a significant challenge to the military's popular legitimacy by depicting it as an enemy of Buddha sasana, or righteous moral rule. The regime has tried to deflect that challenge by finding outside enemies, stressing that Buddhism is the religion of "true Burmese" and its purity is under threat. The result is a Buddhist majority that might rally behind Ms. Suu Kyi and the monks for greater democratic rights, but is less keen about extending those same rights to others.

As the violence against the Rohingyas played out, the newly "liberated" Internet was filled with racist invective. Using a pejorative for dark-skinned foreigners, one commenter declared, "We should kill all the Kalars in Burma or banish them, otherwise Buddhism will cease to exist." A nationalist group set up a Facebook page entitled "Kalar Beheading Gang," which attracted 600 "likes" by mid-June.

In Europe to receive her belated Nobel Peace Prize when the Rohingya crisis peaked, Aung San Suu Kyi was like a deer caught in headlights. When asked if the Rohingya should be treated as citizens, she answered. "I do not know," followed by convoluted statements about citizenship laws and the need for border vigilance. Nowhere did she or the NLD denounce either the attacks or the racist vitriol that followed them, or express sympathy for the victims.

According to some analysts, Ms. Suu Kyi's reluctance to speak out reflected concern for her own parliamentary district, where anti-Rohingya feeling runs high. Others note the fierce racism of Buddhists in Rakhine, a state that plays a key role in the NLD's wider electoral strategy.

The pinched response left many observers downcast. Journalist Francis Wade, who has followed the democratic transition in Burma closely, wonders whether Western observers have "overromanticized" the struggle between the NLD and the junta and if the pro-democracy movement ever had the "wholesale commitment to the principle of tolerance" many presumed.

The stakes are high. If ethnic and religious tensions long held in check by military authoritarianism boil over, Burma could easily become another Yugoslavia. The specter of "disorder," which the military has long invoked to justify its heavy hand, could lead it to slow the pace of reform or even roll it back. In 1962, minority unrest, largely provoked by the establishment of Buddhism as the state religion, provided a pretext for the military coup that led to 50 years of isolation.

As Ms. Suu Kyi herself wrote in a 1985 monograph on the Burmese "racial psyche," Buddhism "represents the perfected philosophy. It therefore follows that there [is] no need to either to develop it further or to consider other philosophies." In trying to forge a sense of national identity in a nation that has never known one, that attitude is a huge obstacle.

Mr. McGowan is a New York-based writer.

 



Bangkok Post:Intolerant Myanmar

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 09:10 PM PDT

Source: Intolerant Myanmar

Myanmar has come a long, determined way in its programme to switch from brutal junta rule to a more acceptable form of government.

But it has some serious problems to overcome. The new government's approach to drug lords and trafficking is discouraging. The rule of law remains as opaque as during the bad years of military dictators. But arguably, no issue illustrates the vast amount of catching up required by the new Myanmar regime than the treatment and attitude towards the Rohingya people.

The recent communal violence in western Myanmar's Rakhine state should have served as a wakeup. Instead, Myanmar officials have pandered and even participated in a continuing campaign to vilify and demonise the Rohingya. The government itself, including President Thein Sein, blame the killings, destruction and ill feelings on the very existence of the Rohingya people.

The riots themselves, now three months old and continuing sporadically, show a serious, deep-seated problem among different nationalities. Many countries and regions have had similar problems. In today's world, at least, Myanmar's leadership is unique. But Thein Sein has taken a hard line _ not against the violence, and not against the instigators of murderous attacks. Rather, the president claims that the Rohingya are largely to blame for being illegal outsiders.

In Mandalay on Sunday, there was a double shock. The first offence was by hundreds of Buddhist monks, clad in their robes. They called on the government to deport or build internment camps for all Rohingya, with no exceptions. The second was the failure of the government to condemn such an immoral call. Such a blatantly racist, anti-religious show of intolerance by the Buddhist clergy deserved at least a reprimand from responsible government leaders.

Instead, from President Thein Sein on down, there has only been positive support for the clerical bigotry. Indeed, the Mandalay monks claimed to be supporting the stand by the president. The president even told the United Nations envoy for Myanmar in July that it was "impossible to accept the illegally entered Rohingya, who are not our ethnicity".

Such xenophobia and intolerance is no longer acceptable in today's world. Ethnic conflicts do exist in Asean countries, but not to the near-ethnic cleansing level as in Myanmar. Other Asean countries do recognise the need to integrate groups who are different from the majority. Cambodia has Muslims, Malaysia has Hindus and the Philippines has Buddhists _ to pick three obvious examples of societies where minority ethnic and religious groups contribute to the nation. And one wonders what the other nationalities of Myanmar think of their president's words _ the Karen, the Shan, the Kachin and so many others.

The Rohingya of Myanmar are mostly born and unanimously resident of that country. President Thein Sein has no legal authority and no moral standing in claiming they must be deported or imprisoned. International law, religious teachings and common decency all reveal the president's weak claims.

This is now an issue which must be addressed by friends and neighbours of Myanmar, specifically Asean. The unacceptable handling of both the Rohingya people and the Rakhine riots has opened a new security problem for this region. Muslim countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation have a new focus on our area. President Thein Sein may not want to hear what his neighbours think, but Asean must tell him to change this policy and put his country on a better path.



[WASPADA] Bahaya Simpan Air Tin Berkabonat Dalam Peti Ais

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 10:31 PM PDT


Assalamualaikum dan selamat sejahtera, biasanya ramai yang suka meletak atau menyimpan air gas coca cola terutamanya di dalam peti ais, betul.. lagi sejuk lagi enak di minum.. tapi ramai yang tak tahu bahaya mungkin di hadapi jika meletakkan tin coca cola dalam freezer.

Terdapat satu kes berlaku di mana tin coca – cola itu mengeras dan meletup. Lihat gambar di atas.

25 ogos yang lalu, seorang anak menderita luka di mulut dan pipinya, akibat tin coca cola-nya meletup kerana disimpan di freezer. Dan dia terpaksa menerima 38 jahitan, 31 jahitan di pipi dan 7 jahitan di bibir dan mulut. Sadisnya luka itu.. Bayangkan betapa deritanya dia apabila kejadian itu berlaku.. Nasib baik pecahan tin coca cola itu tidak mengenai matanya. Ibu si anak ini telah menyebarkan foto ini, agar kejadian serupa tidak akan berulang lagi kepada sesiapa pun..



P/s: Jadi kepada yang suka menyimpan atau meletak tin air gas ni di dalam freezer baik hentikanlah, mungkin kita tidak pernah kena tapi kebarangkalian untuk kena itu sangat tinggi, jadi berhati-hatilah. Mohon sebarkan artikel ini kepada orang ramai supaya tidak ada lagi yang menjadi mangsa. -lamankongsi

Ulasan GB

Bukan saja di dalam peti ais, malah di mana-mana juga seperti di dalam kereta yang bertutup dan diletakkan di tempat panas, tin itu meletup dan akhirnya boleh memecahkan cermin kereta dan mencederakan. Berwaspada.



Helping Others To Win

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 08:30 PM PDT

The following questions have made their rounds in the net but the inspiring prose is something refreshing. I hope you can spend a few minutes to read it and pass it on to your friends if you have found value in it. Take care and have a lovely day!

1 - Name the 5 richest people in the world.

2 - Name the last 5 Miss Universe winners.

3 - Name the last 10 Nobel Prize winners.

4 - Name the last 10 winners of the Best Actor Oscar.

Can't do it? Rather difficult, isn't it?

Don't worry, nobody remembers that.

Applause dies away!

Trophies gather dust!

Winners are soon forgotten.

Now answer these questions:

1 - Name 3 teachers who contributed to your education.

2 - Name 3 friends who helped you in your hour of need.

3 - Think of a few people who made you feel special.

4 - Name 5 people that you like to spend time with.

More manageable? It's easier, isn't it?

The people who mean something to your life are not rated "the best", don't have the most money, haven't won the greatest prize.....

They are the ones who care about you, take care of you, those who, no matter what, stay close by.

Think about it for a moment.

Life is very short!

And you, in which list are you? Don't know?

Let me give you a hand.

You are not among the most "famous", but among those with whom I remember to send this message.......because you read my blog :-).

__________________

Some time ago, at the Seattle Olympics, nine athletes, all mentally or physically challenged, were standing on the start line for the 100 m race.

The gun fired and the race began. Not everyone was running, but everyone wanted to participate and win.

They ran in threes, a boy tripped and fell, did a few somersaults and started crying.

The other eight heard him crying.

They slowed down and looked behind them.

They stopped and came back ........ All of them

A girl with Down's Syndrome sat down next to him, hugged him and asked, "Feeling better now?"

Then, all nine walked shoulder to shoulder to the finish line.

The whole crowd stood up and applauded.

And the applause lasted a very long time.........

People who witnessed this still talk about it.

Why?

Because deep down inside us, we all know that the most important thing in life is much more than winning for ourselves.

The most important thing in this life is to help others to win.

Even if that means slowing down and changing our own race.

If you share this story, perhaps we will succeed in changing our heart, perhaps someone else's heart, as well.......

A candle loses nothing if it is used to light another one."

So,  if this has inspired you....pass it on. Have a nice day!


Week 40 and Over

Posted: 04 Sep 2012 06:57 PM PDT

My due date has come to pass and I'm still playing the waiting game. I can't believe I have surpass the Week 40 mark and I guess not many women can tell their future children this statement "I was carrying you over 40 weeks!"

week 40 01

Being in 40 weeks also meant something to my bathing scale this morning, which read a whopping 40 pounds gained in this pregnancy! 40 pounds! Yes, I have gained 40 pounds. Good luck to me in losing them after Annakate is out.

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Anyway, my doctor will do an ultrasound check on me this Thursday, to check on my fluid levels and ensure that I am able to carry on my gestation up to Week 42 (before my induction date).

Having said that, I really, really, really pray that Annakate will come on her own as I do not want to be medically induced. I really don't like the idea of having pitocin or cervadil being injected into me. They cause longer hours of labor and may cause horrible contractions as compared to natural labor.

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Alright, Annakate, Listen to mummy here. I am hereby giving you an eviction notice to get out of my uterus or else I will start charging you daily rental rates of deducting toys. :P


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